1966 Australian Round Silver 50 Cent Coin

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1966 Australian Round Silver 50 Cent Coin

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Australian 1966 Silver 50c Coin

Single 50 cents coin inserted into coin pocket  50mm x 50mm.

PLEASE NOTE: All the coins have some natural toning.

PICTURE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY - YOU WILL RECEIVE A SIMILAR COIN.

The round Australian 50 cents was introduced at the changeover to decimal currency in Australia in 1966. It is 31.5mm round, the only round 50c, containing 80% silver and 20% Copper. Weighing 13.28 grams with 0.3416oz of silver it wasn't long before the value of the silver content far outweighed the 50c face value and it was withdrawn from production and replaced in 1969 with the dodecagonal-12 sided shape.

The reverse design on the 1966 round 50c is the Australian Coat of Arms by Stuart Devlin. The obverse is the young portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.

There were 36.252 million minted. 

(000342)

Denomination 50c
Metal 80% silver, 20% copper
Mass 13.28g
Diameter 31.50mm
Mintage 36,252,000
Manufacturer Royal Australian Mint
SKU 000342

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